Which Bit of "Don't Travel" Do You Not Understand?

  morddwyd 09:20 02 Mar 2018
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At 3.00 on Wednesday a "Red Zone" was implemented over most of Scotland with the instruction (instruction,, not advice) not to travel unless you were an emergency worker.

On the news last night was a lorry driver who was complaining about being stuck for twenty hours.

He had set out at 5.00 on Wednesday to travel from Inverness to Doncaster.

Such people should be prosecuted.

  Old Deuteronomy 10:25 02 Mar 2018

This morning on our local BBC news, drivers stuck on the A303 in Somerset, were complaining about insufficient help from emergency services and the Highways Agency. I was also thinking, if the idiots heeded the don't travel warnings, they would not be stuck.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:37 02 Mar 2018

If he's stuck how does he expect the EM services to get there?

  Belatucadrus 10:53 02 Mar 2018

If he's stuck how does he expect the EM services to get there?

Possible answer

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  bremner 11:06 02 Mar 2018

People cannot be instructed - Quote from the Daily Record re the Red Warning

"Police Scotland are urging people who live in or were intending to travel to regions within the Red warning area to completely avoid travelling if possible."

The Met Office Red Warning is simply a warning of how severe the weather will be.

Prosecuted for what? Being totally stupid is not yet an offence.

  oresome 11:14 02 Mar 2018

Of course when I go to the supermarket, I expect it to be fully stocked.

  Menzie 11:33 02 Mar 2018

Unfortunately people are going to be people and the thing is people just do what they want despite the warnings.

Especially when it comes to weather related matters. We have seen it for instance where floods are predicted yet people stay home and end up on their roof have to be rescued by helicopter.

  john bunyan 11:47 02 Mar 2018

Exactly the same happens with mountain walkers and some boat owners. This minority do not double check the weather forecasts, do not tell people where they are going, carry insufficient emergency equipment and think a mobile phone will work wherever they are. In cases like this, they should be charged with the cost of RNLI or mountain rescue. Similarly those who are on the road in a red warning cannot expect others to reach them. Clearly emergency services, medical staff etc and urgent medical cases have reasons to be on the road, so others should keep off.

  Old Deuteronomy 12:25 02 Mar 2018

Prosecuted for what? Being totally stupid is not yet an offence.

It's high time that was corrected.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:48 02 Mar 2018

you would have thought by now elvvolution would have weded out the totaly stupid

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  Cymro. 14:12 02 Mar 2018

morddwyd On the news last night was a lorry driver who was complaining about being stuck for twenty hours.

Perhaps he was just some poor worker doing his job. Not everyone has the luxury of choosing where and when they drive somewhere. The wheels of industry and therefore the wheels of it's transport system must be kept going. The chances are that he like many drivers had no choice in the matter. Their boss tells them drive there and so drive there they must. It's called Capitalism or exploitation of the workers is you perhaps.

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